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Meeting Agenda

Meeting of the California Water Commission Wednesday, December 19, 2018

State of California, Resources Building

1416 Ninth Street, First Floor Auditorium Sacramento, California 95814 Beginning at 9:30 a.m.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Roll Call

3.  Closed Session

The Commission may hold a closed session, as authorized by Government Code §11126(e), to confer with and receive advice from its legal counsel regarding potential litigation, and as authorized by Government Code §11126(a).

4.  Approval of November 14, 2018 Meeting Minutes

       Motion and Vote 

5.  Executive Officer’s Report

The Executive Officer will report on various matters addressed since the previous Commission meeting.

6.  Commission Member Reports

This is an opportunity for members to disclose any meetings or conversations related to Commission business since the previous Commission meeting.

7.  Public Testimony

Although no formal Commission action will be taken, the Commission offers an opportunity to the public to address the Commission on items of interest that are within the Commission’s jurisdiction, but that do not specifically appear on the agenda.

8.  Legislative Update

Kasey Schimke, Department of Water Resources (DWR) Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs, will brief the Commission on State legislation relevant to the activities of DWR and the Commission.

9.  2018 California Water Plan Update

Kamyar Guivetchi, Chief of DWR’s Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management, will brief the Commission on the California Water Plan Update 2018.

10.  Climate Change Effects on the State Water Project

Staff from DWR and the Delta Stewardship Council will brief the Commission on two papers included in California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment that discuss the potential impacts of climate change on the State Water Project.

11.  Consideration of Items for Next California Water Commission Meeting


*The Commission may break for lunch as needed.*

At the discretion of the California Water Commission, all items appearing on this agenda, whether or not expressly listed for action, may be deliberated upon and may be subject to action. This meeting will be webcast live at the following link: http://cal-

Further information regarding this meeting will be available at

Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the California Water Commission on any agenda item except closed session items. Comments during the public comment period shall be limited to matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction. Reasonable time limits may be established for public comments (Government Code Section 11125.7), and the Commission has established a three- minute limit per comment.

Agenda items may be heard in any order at the discretion of the Commission.

Written comments regarding specific items on this agenda will be provided to the Commissioners as part of their meeting packets if they are received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018. Staff will make every effort to provide comments received after this deadline electronically, but we cannot make any guarantees.

Copies of meeting materials are available on the Commission website. Anyone may request hard copies of these materials; however, the Commission may charge a fee covering the cost of providing such materials.

The Commission intends to provide a webcast of the meeting. However, if technical difficulties interrupt the webcast at times, the full webcast video will be posted at as soon as possible.

If you need reasonable accommodations due to a disability, or need language assistance please contact Jacqueline Nelson at (916) 654-0533 or at least a week prior to the meeting.

For further information about items on this agenda please contact Brianna Shoemaker, 901 P Street, Room 314, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 651-0825 or